Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 2014-08-13

Number of Stocks: 2753
Number of New Stocks: 452

Total Value: $42,893 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 27%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Sycamore Networks: A Lottery Ticket That Pays You
What if you paid $1 for a lottery ticket, but if you didn’t win over the next two years, you could turn that ticket back in for $1.08? Read more...
5 Stocks That Dropped the Most Since Gurus Bought Them
Value investors are primarily interested in the price of a security, though they need to do additional research to determine whether a cheap stock is a good investment. GuruFocus’ Guru Bargains screener shows the Guru stocks that have declined the most since they were purchased. The screener serves as a jumping-off point to get investing ideas for further analysis. Some stocks whose prices have nosedived may be quality companies facing a temporary setback, and others may be value traps in permanent decline. Read more...
Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Careers
Jim Simons gave a speech in MIT: Read more...
Sears Makeover Relevant to Online Shoppers
With a finger on the pulse of today’s shopper, Guru Edward Lampert has a gift for making retailers relevant to the ever-changing consumer. His retail re-visioning of Sears and Kmart is starting to pay off. Sears Holdings Corporation’s online businesses for Sears and Kmart grew 20% in the second quarter of 2013, year-over-year. Lampert’s brainchild, the Sears ‘Shop Your Way’ membership program, generated more than 65% of the revenues at Sears Domestic and Kmart during the second quarter, compared to around 55% in the same quarter a year ago. But despite e-commerce growth, Sears Holdings reported an operating loss of $51 million in the second quarter of 2013, after a loss of $103 million in the second quarter of 2012. Read more...
WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness
Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value. Read more...
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OpenText: Above Average Prospects & Predictability Jim Simons - OpenText: Above Average Prospects & Predictability
In the world of tech giants, some have become household names for investors. Others, though large and fast-growing, miss that attention, for better or for worse. More...

TECHNOLOGY, UNDERVALUED, PREDICTABLE, LONG, OpenText


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Time Warner Is Trading at Almost Half of Its Intrinsic Value
In this article, let´s consider a giant that went public a decade ago, Time Warner Inc. (TWX). The $66.41 billion market cap, has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 16.6x vs Industry Median 30.1x). More...

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FedEx Has a High Level of International Exposure
In this article let's take a look at FedEx Corporation (FDX), the leader in global express delivery services that provides guaranteed domestic and international air express, residential and business ground package delivery, heavy freight and logistics services. More...

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Hedge Fund Managers Greenblatt and Soros Are Betting On Mead Johnson Nutrition
In this article, let's take a look at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), a $18.56 billion market cap company that manufactures, distributes and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition and other nutritional products. More...

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An Interesting Player in the Uniform Services Industry
In this article, let's take a look at Cintas Corporation (CTAS), a $7.92 billion market cap company that provides highly specialized products and services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America, as well as Latin America, Europe and Asia. More...

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Consolidated Communications: A MarketWatch Listed Stock with a Sell Recommendation by DDM Models
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Bargain Hunting For Energy Stocks Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - Bargain Hunting For Energy Stocks
The S&P 500 has fallen 7.16 percent from its peak. Although it feels like a large drop, the energy sector has fallen nearly three times as much. The Energy Select SPDR Fund (XLE) is now in bear territory with it being down 20.24 percent since its peak in late June. In an effort to find stocks that can bounce back strong from the malaise in the energy sector and hold their own in case of a prolonged downturn, I used the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener to screen for the following criteria: More...

Bargain, Energy, Oil and gas


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Landauer: A Sell Company of MarketWatch´s List
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R.R. Donnelley & Sons: A Fairly Valued Stock
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Genuine Parts Co. is the Largest Independent Distributor of Automotive Parts
In this article, let's take a look at Genuine Parts Co (GPC), a $13.75 billion market cap company, which is a leading wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, industrial parts and supplies and office products. More...

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Reasons of Xilinx´s Bright Future
In this article, let's take a look at Xilinx Inc. (XLNX), a $11.04 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's leading suppliers of programmable logic chips and related development system software. More...

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At 40% Above its Intrinsic Value, FedEx is a Buy
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FedEx


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Becton and Dickinson Provides Shareholders with Solid Returns
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Becton and Dickinson


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DuPont Analysis for Copa Holdings
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Ebola Diagnosis in U.S. Raises Pharmaceutical Stock by 20%
Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR), which currently has an Ebola treatment in the early stages, soared more than 20% after the first case of Ebola in the U.S. was diagnosed in Dallas on Sept. 30. More...

EBOLA, TEKMIRA, TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICINE, DRUGS


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Four 'Boring' Stocks to Consider
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FEDERATED NATIONAL HOLDINGS, PALL, PALL CORP, US PHYSICAL THERAPY, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES


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Should You Stay Away From Avon?
In this article, let's take a look at Avon Products Inc. (AVP), a $5.47 billion market cap company, which is the world's leading direct marketer of cosmetics, toiletries, fashion jewelry and fragrances, with about 6 million sales representatives worldwide. More...

Avon, Cosmetics


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AmerisourceBergen Is a Center Piece in the Pharma Industry
In this article, let's take a look at AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), a $17.44 billion market cap company, which is a distributor of pharmaceutical products and related health care services that was formed via the merger of Amerisource Health Corp. and Bergen Brunswig Corp. More...

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CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Sells Company Stock
Leonard Bell, M.D., CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), sold 60,000 shares in Alexion last Friday. At $165.12 a share, the transaction netted Bell $9,907,200. More...

Alexion, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Insider, Insider Sells


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Stericycle: A Triple Screener Hit David Rolfe,Jim Simons,Meridian Funds,Warren Buffe - Stericycle: A Triple Screener Hit
Just a generation ago, our collective attitude to hazardous waste might have been described as lackadaisical, at best. Syringes, bio-wastes and other waste products from the health care system often went into regular waste streams with little concern. More...

WASTE MANAGEMENT, UNDERVALUED PREDICTABLE, BUFFETT MUNGER, LOW P/S


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